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Jordany Valdespin Newsbeat

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Jordany Valdespin quits Dominican team

Adam Rubin: “In fairness, Jordany Valdespin got upset because Ronny Paulino pinch-hit for him.”

Here’s MLB Nation with details of the ex-New York Met’s latest spat with authority:

Infielder Jordany Valdespin has decided to leave his team, Tigres del Licey, of the Dominican Winter League, reportedly infuriated after being pinch-hit for in a playoff game this past weekend. The news was first reported by Dominican radio show Grandes En Los Deportes (Spanish Twitter link), co-hosted by ESPN Deportes’ Enrique Rojas.

Valdespin hit only .167/.316/.612 in 108 regular season at bats for the Tigres del Licey, accumulating 7 extra-bases (3 homers, 3 doubles, one triple), although with zero stolen bases, which comes a little bit as a surprise given that speed has been the most talked-about skill of his.

(Apparently they mean 167/316/296.  Don’t do that.)

The District Attorney Posted: January 14, 2014 at 03:55 PM | 1 comment(s)
  Beats: jordany valdespin, marlins, ronny paulino, winter leagues

Monday, December 02, 2013

Mets non-tender Jordany Valdespin

Some Mets go when they get told to sit and ‘spin.

The JV1 era in Queens is over. According to multiple reports, Jordany Valdespin has been non-tendered by the Mets. Valdespin wasn’t arbitration-eligible until 2016, but it appears the Mets wanted to be rid of him…

2013 turned out to be a miserable season for Valdespin. After struggling mightily to begin the season, he hit a solo homer against the Pirates on May 10, 2013, in a 7-3 Mets loss. The homer came in the ninth inning with the Mets down 7-2, and Valdespin admired it.

The next day, Valdespin was sent up to pinch-hit in the seventh inning. He reportedly tried to get out of pinch-hitting in fear of being beaned, but his attempts were unsuccessful. Valdespin went to bat and was promptly plunked by Pirates reliever Bryan Morris.

His season only went down from there. After finishing June 16 with a .592 OPS, Valdespin received only sporadic playing time over the next month before being demoted to Triple-A Vegas. That did not sit well with Valdespin, who asked instead to be placed on the disabled list and called manager Terry Collins a “c*cksucker.”

Valdespin would see his 2013 end prematurely as he was given a 50-game suspension for PED use on August 5.

The District Attorney Posted: December 02, 2013 at 08:33 PM | 27 comment(s)
  Beats: jordany valdespin, mets, transactions

 

 

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